Crafting just hasn't been the same since the dawn of the internet. Now we crafty types can find free patterns everywhere with the click of a mouse. We can print them and keep them cluttering our sewing rooms forever. Isn't it fun?
I've been a little out of control with the free patterns lately. I have started keeping them all on delicious.com though, which is a great site to organize bookmarks by tags.
Item (1) today is a filet crochet jack-o-lantern. The original was done in white thread but I thought I'd be clever and use orange. Put on your glasses (or maybe take them off) and squint.
See the pumpkin? Two eyes, a nose and a smiley face? No? Neither do I really. This is a set of clever Halloween coasters that is going to stop at one. Let's move on.
Item (2) is a sweater for the cat. The website showed a happy cat wearing its Halloween sweater. My cat? Not so happy. I took 2 dozen pictures and these are the only ones that kind of show what it looks like.
Attempt (3) was a pillow made from memory of seeing some around the 'net. How hard can it be to make a candy corn pillow? Oooh look! The craft store has cute pom pom fringe. Witness the result:
What made me think candy corn should be an equilateral triangle? This pillow looks totally stupid if it's on its side.
Free pattern number (4) turned out much better. It's a Halloween dish towel. I remembered to use the efficient "poor man's light box" for this one. I'm sorry I can't remember which blogger gave me this tip:
You can see how careful I am about ironing towels before I start. The embroidery police will be knocking on the door soon. Here's the finished project. The free pattern can be found at Bird Brain Designs.